by NRA Staff -
Sunday, July 15, 2012
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
A good grip helps control recoil and allows for faster recovery. Grip a handgun high on the backstrap with the web of the hand and wrap the fingers around the stock.
The proper way to aim is to align the front sight at the same height and centered with the back sight and pictured against the target with the eyes’ focused on the front sight.
Learn breath control by taking a deep breath and letting about half of it out before holding as you squeeze the trigger.
Keep the handgun still with a firm grip and a stable shooting position. Physical fitness and muscle tone is important for hold control.
The secret to trigger control is squeezing the trigger slowly and smoothly in a way that the shot comes as a surprise.
Implementing all shooting fundamentals before, during and after the shot the same way every time is good follow through.
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